Ultrafast Kerr-induced all-optical wavelength conversion in silicon waveguides using 1.55 μm femtosecond pulses

R. Dekker, A. Driessen, T. Wahlbrink, C Moormann, J. Niehusmann, M. Först

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    Abstract

    The propagation of 300 femtosecond optical pulses in Silicon-on Insulator waveguides has been studied by means of a pump-probe set-up. The ultrafast pulses allowed the observation of large Kerr-induced red and blue shifts (9nm and 15 nm, respectively) of the probe signal depending on the delay between pump (1554nm) and probe (1683nm) pulses. A numerical model taking into account the Kerr effect, Two Photon Absorption and Free Carrier Absorption is presented and provides good agreementwith our experimental data and data in literature. A microring resonator based device is proposed that exploits the observed wavelength shift for sub-picosecond all-optical switching.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8336-8346
    Number of pages11
    JournalOptics express
    Volume14
    Issue number18
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2006

    Keywords

    • IOMS-PIT: PHOTONICS INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY

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